AMD went to Samsung for RX 5500 XT Navi 14 GPU
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A way to get enough GPUs to partners

According to our sources, AMD might have tapped Samsung for the Navi 14 GPU that is powering the recently launched Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card.

TSMC quashes rumours that it is to stop making Huawei chips
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Not aware of any such request

TSMC has dismissed rumours that the US government was forcing it to cancel its lucrative contracts with Huawei.

TSMC says it is on track for 5 nm
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Arriving on platform 9

TSMC vice chairman and CEO C.C. Wei announced the company's plans for 5 nm are on track, which means High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) on the node is expected to be achieved by 2Q 2020.

Glofo and TSMC bury the hatchet
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Smoke peace pipe

Globalfoundries and TSMC have dismissed all litigation between them as well as those that involve any of their customers.

TSMC jacks up capital spending
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5G growth better than expected

TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecasted a nearly 10 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and 5G smartphones.

It cost one billion dollars to tape out 7nm chip
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Economy of scale

After months of investigation and multiple conversations with several fellow engineers, and super C level executives in multiple organizations, we learned that it costs over one billion dollars to tape out a 7nm chip.

AMD's Rome voltage is high
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But it is allowed by TSMC

Remember our original Rome story where we wrote that AMD is exceeding TSMC's recommended voltage It turns out that the story is true, but at the same time, AMD has a special deal with TSMC where the company optimized and allowed a  higher voltage for AMD’s Rome.

TSMC strikes back in GloFo legal war
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Patent infringement

TSMC has announced it filed multiple lawsuits on September 30, 2019 against Globalfoundries in the US, Germany and Singapore for its alleged ongoing infringement of 25 patents by at least its 40nm, 28nm, 22nm, 14nm, and 12nm node processes.

TSMC coining it in thanks to 7nm
Published in PC Hardware

Sales expected to jump by 32 per cent

Augers at market research outfit IC Insights have been consulting the liver of a particularly fat ram and have predicted that TSMC's sales will jump 32 percent year-over-year in the second half of 2019.

Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages
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Rumours from the Far East

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that there could be supply problems with AMD’s 7nm processors and graphics cards.